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5749 Bay LA Launch Ave, Orange Beach, AL 36561-4138
(251) 981-3547
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Next to Dolphin Express and some other dolphin seeing cruise boats. The...
Next to Dolphin Express and some other dolphin seeing cruise boats. The seafood was very, very fresh....Excellent.
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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lunch

Enjoyed dock-side eating and INCREDIBLE bread pudding dessert. Shrimp were excellent, and fish sandwich (blackened) was also very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Rachel B
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Dublin, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered Shrimp and oyster po boy's and the bun could not have been longer than 4 inches! The smallest po boy I've ever seen and the price was comparable to many I've had that were substantially bigger. Not sure what happened to make them decide to offer something so obviously small but we've been here a number of times... More 

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Cattaraugus, New York
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Marina atmosphere. We have been vacationing in the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area for the month of October and sadly, are leaving tomorrow. We just found Flippers. We love this place and wish we had found it at the beginning of our trip. The shrimp basket is lightly battered and very fresh! The Seafood Jubilee... More 

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Thank leesie2015
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Not sure what was better on our visit, the food or the view. The restaurant was clean and very entertaining. We came for dinner and watched the sunset go down over the bay. We had a table upstairs out on the balcony. As we waited for our dinner we watched dolphins play. It was very entertaining for the kids while... More 

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Thank Leigh M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Enjoyed dock-side eating and INCREDIBLE bread pudding dessert. Shrimp were excellent, and fish sandwich (blackened) was also very good.

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Thank Rachel B
Frankfort, Kentucky
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate dinner here following a dolphin cruise that left at this wharf. Outside tables provided an awesome view of sailboats docked and coming in and out. Inside looked a bit chintzy with sea deco, so glad we were outside. I ordered a bowl of gumbo and Louisiana BBQ shrimp as an appetizer. Both were spicy, but in a good... More 

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Jemison, Alabama
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellent grilled grouper & tuna!! The service was outstanding!! Perfect spot for sunsets!!! We will be back!!!

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Thank Jlee48
Gadsden, Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We have gone 3 times to eat at this restaurant. The food was good, but the service is terrible. They are understaffed. We had to hunt down a waitress to seat us each time. The last time the cook came out of the kitchen and said he would try to find someone to seat us? The waitress came but would... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

There are so many excellent seafood places in Orange beach/gulf shores that I wouldn't bother with this one. We saw another waitress running around seeing to her tables but our waitress was an older woman who looked bored and annoyed while waiting on us. We had to ask what the catch of the day was and she quickly answered and... More 

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Royal Oak
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We have been coming to Flippers for years, at least several times a year. While it remains one of our favorite places, I do have to admit that I think the food has diminished somewhat in quality over the years. The view from the outside porch is beautiful, though, especially at sunset. There is a little tiki bar just adjacent... More 

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Indiana
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We happened upon Flippers...and really enjoyed our meal. We were in Gulf Shores for a week and this is the only place we ordered meals for each of us. This happened partly because we were not very happy with the outdoor bar, which is normally our favorite. I had seafood pasta and my husband had a 3 part fish dinner.....both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5749 Bay LA Launch Ave, Orange Beach, AL 36561-4138
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Orange Beach
  • Phone Number: (251) 981-3547

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Next to Dolphin Express and some other dolphin seeing cruise boats. The seafood was very, very fresh....Excellent.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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